Ben Brantley, New York Times
Review of London Production (2009)
After seeing War Horse I was asked how it ranks amongst the theatrical experiences I've seen in the past few years. My response... more »
11 reviews, average rating:(4.5 Stars)
I saw the London production a few months ago and it is by some distance one... more »
The London show which I've also seen is 5 stars, bar none. But this review... more »
The NY production is on a par with the one I saw in London in 2009. Astound... more »
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. he's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land.
But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
The National's new epic is based on the celebrated novel by the British Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.
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